By introducing Laughter Coaching sessions for all staff, companies have reported a happier workplace, increased efficiency, better communication, increase in sales and productivity, increased creativity and better teamwork, decrease in illness and absenteeism, and a reduction in employee turnover.
- Stress Release
- Peak Performance
- Team Building
- Motivation and Communication
- Innovation and Creativity
- Increasing Attention Span in HR Training
- Positive Work Environment
- Laughter Yoga For Health and Wellness
Employers who actively sustain a positive work environment could experience improvements of up to 25% in efficiency and customer satisfaction.
– Journal of Applied Psychology – 2003
In this high pressure, high tension modern world stress levels are higher than ever before. Many people are facing an enormous amount of stress and burnouts in the workplace. Even highly talented and skilled people cannot perform well if they are emotionally imbalanced and stressed. There are many methods being used to reduce stress but Laughter Coaching is one of the most powerful. The results are seen and felt instantaneously, it is cost effective, less time consuming and is a single exercise routine which reduces physical, mental and emotional stress simultaneously and brings an emotional balance.
A research conducted in December 2006, on 50 IT professionals in Bangalore, India found a significant reduction in stress levels as shown by reduction in cortisol levels in saliva.
At any given time, an individual’s level of performance depends upon their mood and the way that they are feeling. Laughter Coaching has the power to change one’s mood state within minutes by releasing neuropeptides from the brain cells called endorphins. Science tells us that the brain needs 25% more oxygen than other body organs. Laughter Coaching increases the net supply of oxygen which helps in optimal performance and boosts energy levels. When people have more energy and feel better that have a better attitude and get on better with their co workers and clients. This undoubtedly leads to better cohesion between staff as well as better client relationships. Bottom line this translates to greater profitability.
Other benefits are for example into an increase in attention span during sales conferences. Sales Training, or New Product Training Studies have shown that even after just 30 minutes, the concentration levels of participants start to decrease. A brief laughter seminar can provide a great energy boost during a full day of training, meetings or conferences.
Laughter Coaching is a new, fun and fresh team building activity to do with YOUR team. It is powerful and the effects on the team are felt immediately. Many team building sessions are quite distinct from everyday worklife. They may be great experiences, but often not much practical help. There is also usually no carry over effect nto the workplace the next day and therefore no sustainability. This is where Laughter Coaching differs from all the rest!
Laughter has so many benefits and advantages to any team, I will list some of them for you… but to believe our claims all you really need is to experience a good laugh!
Laughter is a great communication enhancer. It helps t break down barriers between people in the most subtle way. It said that “people who laugh together, work better together”. Laughter is a powerful emotion and is able to bring people together. This is why Laughter training is so effective for team building, stress management, communication and leadership programs:
- It makes us more likeable
- It connects people and breaks down barriers
- It makes us more transparent
- It develops our sense of humour and breaks down our inhibitions
- It enhances a sense of potential
- It brings out the best in people
- It enhances self-esteem in groups
- It creates safety
- Criticism collapses
- It interrupts the power struggle
- It diffuses conflict
- It dissolves anger
In Laughter Coaching sessions participants are encouraged to engage with all other group members. Group laughter is a team experience that reduces ego and overcomes inhibitions and shyness. The shared positive experience creates bonds between all participants including managers and staff and reduces barriers to communication.
Laugh as a team, work as a team!